Wednesday, 7 November 2012

celebrating obama & almonds

so so thrilled to wake up this morning to find out that Obama had won the US election. so awesome.. for America.. for the World.. and what a huge relief. 
here's a celebratory cupcake! 
these cupcakes are flour and sugar free. i have recently discovered ground almond as a replacement for flour. i am quite addicted to almonds (my current snack of choice) and anything almond related. i prefer a mix of flour and ground almond but i wanted to try completely flour-free which is higher maintenance. they are also sugar-free and therefore guilt-free! happy days in the free world!

almond cakes

1. preheat oven to 200C
2. beat 4 large egg yolks and 1 cup of honey
3. whisk the 4 egg whites until stiff peaks form and then gently fold them into the egg yolk mix
4. fold in 225g ground almonds and 1 tsp baking powder
5. spoon the mix in to cupcake cases and bake for 15mins
6. mix a tub of cream cheese with 2 tbsp honey (or to taste) and ice the cakes


  1. Great cakes and a great result, for America and, as you said, for the rest of the world too!

  2. These sound really interesting. Not sure about sugar free though LOL A great day for America, I do like Obama.

    1. yes i know sugar-free... boring!! ;)

  3. I felt like this on Wednesday too, and great reason to bake cakes! Enjoying your blog, your black beans and bacon recipe sounds like a great new meal to make with our lovely bacon that I'm trying to eke out in so many meals. And I love your food play blogs - they remind me of the sort of mess I normally end up getting into in my kitchen. The sort when you're feeling pleased that you've had so much fun with your children but in desperate neeed of a large glass of wine at the same time! Andrea

    1. yes totally - i know the desperate glass of wine feeling! i would like to do more food play posts to add to the list. you have inspired me to do that :)

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